Is The Black Church Guilty Of Body Shaming Young Women Into Change??
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I'm old school, where, the Christian stance on modest, typically goes, women are to cover their bodies as a mark of spiritual integrity. And too much skin was seen as a distraction that garners inappropriate attention, which can cause our beloved brothers in Christ, to stumble, and overshadows our character.
For those who claim the bible says come as you are, it meant come with your burdens and heavy heart. Now if you are coming to church for the first time and dressing inappropriately like the pics below and that's all you have, fine, at least you came..... But after some time, you continue to come dressed like that, then, yell your inappropriately dressing needs to be addressed.
Anyhow, the Bible tells us that the Old (older women) ought to teach the young (younger ladies). Years Ago, there was a respect or reverence for the House of the Lord. Nowadays, there's just no respect. Club wear has become standard church wear. If you go to the court house, the workplace, you act & dress a certain way.
The same should go for the Household of Faith. I don't get that people will do what a judge, cop, even teacher says, sit, rise, remain silent, but when it comes to the place of worship (not matter what your God is) people have a don't care attitude.
I'm really surprised at the number of comments were the young women feel that they are being shamed, instead of viewing this as a form of love and correction.
Question: Do you believe the church of today, do a lot of shaming of young females?